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Makoe To Lead National Team

Makoe To Lead National Team
June 08
09:58 2017

Rewa defender Amani Makoe will captain the Vodafone Fijian football side in their two match series against New Caledonia.

Coach Christhope Gamel said there would be no change in the captaincy role from the Solomon match.

“There will be no change in the captaincy role we know Roy came back and he’s fit and a leader,” he said.

“ But I keep Makoe because he just lost his mother on the night we won our second game against Solomon’s so I want his mother to see him from wherever she is and be proud of him,” Gamel said.

Gamel believes Makoe has leadership skills that will make his late mother proud.

The Frenchman announced his 23 member squad on Tuesday.

The side faced New Caledonia yesterday when this edition went to press.

While naming the team on Tuesday Gamel said consistency was paramount for the team.

“It’s a matter of consistency for us; I have not been satisfied in the last three days of training because consistency was not there.”

He said he would like to show that they were growing and tried to bring pride.

Meanwhile New Caledonia coach Thierry Sardo confirmed there were no professional players in the team.

“We came in as a team, we have a very young team, it will be a very interesting match and we have zero professional players.

“We are ready for Fiji,” Sardo said.


Fiji 23 squad;

1.Luiseno Aura 2. Remer Tektite 3. Saul Waqa 4. Venice Tikomaimereke 5. Laitia Tuilau 6. Beniamino Mateinaqara 7. Samuela Kautoga 8. Dave Radrigai 9.Waisake Tabucava 10. Andrew Naicker 11. Madhwan Aklesh Gounder 12. Roy Krishna 13.Tevita Koroi 14.Amani Makoe 15.Christopher Wasasala 16.Simione Tamanisau 17. Kolinio Sivoki 18.Sitiveni Cavuilagi 19.Setareki Hughes 20. Iosefo Verevou 21. Epeli Saukuru 22. Kavaia Rawaqa 23. Mannav Permal

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